The Stranniki (Russian for Runaways or Wanderers) are the strong Pomorsky Old Believers who rejected prayers for Tsar Peter and all government papers (identification, passports, money, etc). They would not wear clothing contrary to Old Orthodox Russia, nor eat with those of contrary Faith and Practice. Keeping themselves separate from the antichrist society they went far into the Siberian wilderness. This blog is about these people and my effort to conform my life to theirs.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Jerusalem, the Antichrist, and the Temple
Every year the Jews set the corner stone of the new Temple in Jerusalem. Each time the corner stone is ultimately removed. Many people do expect to succeed at rebuilding the temple in this manner. St. John Chrysostom taught in his sermon on 2 Thes. 2:3,4 that the Antichrist would be seated in the temple of Jerusalem. Here is another report Temple Corner Stone to be Presented.
The words of Christ are forever true. I am thinking here of the fact that there are many antichrists. Many antichrists have already come and gone, but there also will be an ultimate Antichrist. It is a bit troublesome to think about, but perhaps he is with us even now. What manner of people ought we be if we see such things happening?